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Law360, New York (December 3, 2015, 4:02 PM ET) — The written and physical tests Lubbock, Texas, uses for determining the hiring of probationary police officers violate federal civil rights laws because they lead to disparate results that disfavor female or Hispanic applicants, the U.S. alleged on Wednesday.

Lubbock violates Section 707 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against applicants because of their national origin or sex, using a written test that favors white applicants over Hispanic applicants and a physical test that favors male applicants over female applicants, according…

Source: Law360